Tag: child

Vertbaudet New Customer Offer

| July 7, 2013

I’ve loved the French inspired clothing range Vertbaudet ever since Imogen was a baby. And their toddler and children’s range of clothing are just as stylish.

You can read my previous posts on Vertbaudet Baby Clothes, the gorgeous Vertbaudet Bubble Skirt and Vertbaudet Maternity Clothes.

If you’re a new customer you can get £15 off your first order when you spend £20 or more (plus free standard delivery when you spend £60 or more).

Just click ‘new customer’ at the checkout, follow the steps, enter Order Code 4600 and complete your order.

Offer valid until 30 July 2013.

This offer is not valid on Happy Price items, Green Star products, online exclusives, Schoolwear collection and already-discounted products.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Week

| July 1, 2013

The first week of July is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Week. It is a time when leading organisations aim to highlight the impacts of childhood obesity and request the Government take action to focus on reducing obesity in children, for the health of our nation.

Awareness of childhood obesity and the risks it brings can help parents make better choices for their children. There is a much greater chance that overweight children will become overweight adults, when compared to children who maintain a normal weight throughout adolescence.

Childhood obesity heightens the risk of serious illnesses during childhood and increases the risk of developing long-term health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and several types of cancer.

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As a parent there is plenty that you can do to help your child maintain a healthy weight with the support of healthcare professionals and schools. Many teaching institutions now provide an environment where your child can learn about nutrition and health.

Healthy living starts at home and children learn first and foremost from their parents.

Here are some easy ways to assist your child to achieve a healthy weight:

1. Monitor your child’s weight. The ‘red book’ you are given when your baby is born contains useful charts for reviewing your child’s weight, height and development. Always seek professional help if you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s health and development.

2. Encourage your child to exercise and have fun outdoors every day.

3. Feed your child a healthy diet high in vegetables, fruit and unprocessed foods. Minimise the amount of packaged food, fresh is best.

4. Enjoy food in moderation and limit sweet treats to special occasions.

5. Have fun teaching your child about nutritious foods and show them how to cook healthy meals so they are prepared to make the best choices in life.

6. Be a role model for your child and encourage physical activity and healthy eating.

If your child is overweight, you can do something about it. The earlier you act the sooner your child will reap the health benefits, both mentally and physically.

mummy and me magazineLydia Oliver – Nutritional Advisor Only Best For Baby

This article was published in the July 2013 edition of Mummy and Me Magazine

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3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter Review

| April 20, 2013

I’ve been an admirer of Micro Scooters for a long time, having seen my friends with their toddlers and children racing around the park on scooters. I thought I’d need to wait until my toddler was at least 3 years old before trying a Micro Scooter, until I found out about the ingenious 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter which is designed for children aged 1 to 5.

A few weeks ago we were very lucky to receive a 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter for review with my 2 year old toddler from the lovely team at Micro Scooter. We chose the scooter in a vibrant neon yellow colour, which Imogen loves.

Mini Micro Scooter Review

The 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter comes with the Scooter, Seat, O-Bar handle and T-Bar handle so you can adjust it accordingly for your child’s age giving your child the flexibility to grow with the scooter. It starts out as a ride on scooter with O-Bar handle and seat, then transforming into a small scooter when the seat is removed and eventually it becomes a Mini Micro Scooter when you add the T-Bar handle.

The black O-Bar and Seat is easily attached and we find it’s perfect for use when toddlers are gaining confidence in their agility and skills in balance and coordination.

Mini Micro Scooter Review

Imogen loved trying her new 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter. For the first couple of weeks she rode the scooter using the O-Bar and Seat, which is suitable for children aged 1 to 3 years old. We find the scooter is perfect as an indoor toy and it glides smoothly on our wooden floors, adding variety to Imogen’s playtime at home.

Mini Micro Scooter Review

Imogen soon got the hang of it and was scooting around at increasing speed, using her feet to push her along. The 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter provides toddlers with a skillful challenge in balance and coordination of movement. I’ve been impressed with the stability of the scooter and the very gentle turn of the wheels, making it safe and sturdy.

Mini Micro Scooter Review

When Imogen was ready we transformed the 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter into a small scooter by removing the seat and leaving the O-Bar handle attached to the scooter so she could scoot around on it standing up.

Mini Micro Scooter Review

Imogen enjoyed stepping on and off the scooter and soon learned the basics of riding a scooter while she practised steering with the O-Bar, which is very easy for little ones to hold on to.

Mini Micro Scooter Review

Finally we transformed the 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter into a Mini Micro Scooter by replacing the O-Bar handle with the T-Bar handle. We simply couldn’t resist taking Imogen out to the park on her Mini Micro Scooter and she thought it was wonderful!

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Imogen rode the Mini Micro Scooter with Mummy and Daddy holding the scooter whilst she got a feel for being on it outside. The Mini Micro Scooter T-Bar provides a good grip for young children to hold whilst moving along with the scooter.

After a few minutes Imogen was putting one foot on the ground to push the scooter along herself. It was great to watch and shows how she’s progressed from using the scooter with the O-Bar. The Mini Micro Scooter is suitable for children up the age of 5.

Mini Micro Scooter Review

Imogen adores her 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter and it’s rarely out of her hands.

As parents we think it’s one of the best activity toys around. The scooter is well designed, safe, durable, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, flexible, light to carry and most importantly it encourages Imogen to discover and master the skills of balance and coordination whilst giving her a new found freedom.

The Mini Micro Scooter won Best Toddler Toy in the 2012 Nuremburg Toy fair. You can find out more about the incredible range of Micro Scooters at www.micro-scooters.co.uk.

Disclaimer: I was sent a 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.